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At Rally, Trump Blames Media for Country’s Deepening Divisions

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:36:22 GMT

Supporters cheered for President Trump as he arrived Tuesday for a campaign rally in Phoenix.In freewheeling remarks, President Trump abandoned a theme of national unity to focus on the news media that he said “are trying to take away our history and our heritage.”

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Trump Lashes Out at Media, and Hints at Pardon for Arpaio

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:52:16 GMT

At a rally in Phoenix, President Trump also threatened to shut down the government if Congress did not agree to finance construction of a Mexican border wall.

Police Use Tear Gas on Crowds After Trump Rally

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:14:55 GMT

A protester threw a tear gas canister back at the police in Phoenix on Tuesday night.Tensions were high before and during the speech, and escalated afterward, when the police told people to leave or face arrest.

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Commander of Naval Fleet Relieved of Duty After Collisions

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:49:33 GMT

The Royal Malaysian Navy searching on Tuesday for the sailors missing from the destroyer John S. McCain, a day after the ship collided with an oil tanker near Singapore.Divers found the remains of missing sailors in a search of the Navy destroyer John S. McCain that collided with an oil tanker on Monday near Singapore.

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McConnell, in Private, Doubts if Trump Can Save Presidency

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:26:00 GMT

Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, has fumed over President Trump’s regular threats against fellow Republicans and criticism of Senate rules.The relationship between President Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell has disintegrated to the point that the men are no longer on speaking terms.

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Trump Outlines New Afghanistan War Strategy With Few Details

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:41:58 GMT

The president embraced deepened American involvement in a nearly 16-year-old war, but he did not say how many troops would be committed or how he would judge success.

‘The Lees Are Complex’: Descendants Grapple With Rebel General’s Legacy

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:56:48 GMT

Some descendants of Robert E. Lee say the time has come for public monuments to their forebear, like the statue in Charlottesville, Va., to be taken down; others want them retained.Even within the family of Robert E. Lee, there are divisions over what should be done about Confederate monuments and what their ancestor stands for now.

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Trump a ‘Moral Dilemma’ for Black Republicans After Charlottesville

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:47:41 GMT

Gregory Cheadle at a rally for President Trump in June 2016 in Redding, Calif. He has since criticized Mr. Trump for hiring only a handful of black people in the West Wing.President Trump’s equivocation on a racist rally has strained ties to even his most ardent African-American supporters who have turned outspoken critics.

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North Korea Hints It Is Developing More Advanced Ballistic Missiles

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:36:03 GMT

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, called for the production of more rocket engines and warheads, the country’s state news media said Wednesday.As Kim Jong-un ordered the production of more rocket engines and warheads, a diagram indicated that the North was working on a more powerful solid-fuel missile.

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Apple Scales Back Its Ambitions for a Self-Driving Car

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:30:45 GMT

Apple has reduced the ambitions of its driverless car project. The company’s chief executive, Tim Cook, at an event last year.The tech giant was going to build its own self-driving car. Now it is sticking to the underlying technology and testing it in an employee shuttle service.

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Kim Wall Is Confirmed Dead as Danish Inventor Is Investigated

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:48:16 GMT

Divers in Copenhagen on Tuesday, a day after a woman’s torso was found nearby. DNA testing has matched the remains to Kim Wall, a missing Swedish journalist.Ms. Wall, a journalist, disappeared after boarding a submarine designed by Peter Madsen, who says he buried her at sea after an accident on the vessel.

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2 Barcelona Suspects Are Charged With Terrorism Offenses

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:28:19 GMT

A memorial to the attack victims in Barcelona.Court officials told the Spanish news media that at least one of the suspects had confirmed that the cell had planned a larger attack.

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After 62 Years and Many Battles, Village Voice to End Print Publication

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:39:57 GMT

In the face of competition The Village Voice switched to free distribution in 1996.The owner of the weekly said its audience has moved online and expects daily publication in various media, rather than a weekly edition.

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Around the World in Seven Markets

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:00:01 GMT

In 360 video, sample the goods at markets from Marrakesh to London.

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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:01:11 GMT

Solve a bite-size crossword in just a few minutes.

16 Years of War in Afghanistan, in Pictures

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:14:21 GMT

Members of the First Battalion, 87th Infantry, tending to a wounded comrade in Kunduz, Afghanistan.Photographs chronicle a war that has vexed three presidencies and outlasted a dozen military commanders, and there is no end in sight.

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What an Afghanistan Victory Looks Like Under the Trump Plan

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 02:34:33 GMT

U.S. Army soldiers overseeing the training of Afghan National Army soldiers in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in 2016.The mantra has long been that peace is the only solution in Afghanistan. But the Taliban, more tenacious after 16 years, are showing no interest.

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Trump’s Request for India’s Help in Afghanistan Rattles Pakistan

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:32:39 GMT

President Trump speaking Monday in Fort Myer, Va. His comments could open a turbulent new chapter in relations with Pakistan.Military and intelligence officials in Islamabad said the new U.S. strategy might worsen relations between the countries.

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Angry Trump Grilled His Generals About Troop Increase, Then Gave In

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 02:36:58 GMT

Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, President Trump’s national security adviser, helped draft a plan to increase the number of American troops in Afghanistan.The president, who had called for American withdrawal from Afghanistan before he took office, in the end accepted a “big military” approach as the only viable option.

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It’s a Diverse City, but Most Big Museum Boards Are Strikingly White

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:17:16 GMT

Thelma Golden, the Studio Museum in Harlem’s director and chief curator. The Studio Museum is the rare major New York cultural institution with large numbers of minorities on both the staff and the board.A Times survey of New York City museums reveals that the lack of diversity starts at the top — with the board.

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India’s Supreme Court Strikes Down ‘Instant Divorce’ for Muslims

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:23:10 GMT

Farha Faiz, a Supreme Court lawyer, spoke after the court declared “Triple Talaq,” a Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce their wives, unconstitutional.Until now, Muslim men in the country could end their marriage by saying the Arabic word “talaq” three times. Women had no such right.

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Tay-K Was a 17-Year-Old ‘Violent Fugitive.’ Then His Song Went Viral.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:10:23 GMT

Tay-K’s “The Race” — a song about being on the run which he recorded while actually on the run — has become a viral hit.The knotty back story of “The Race,” one of the summer’s fastest growing songs, is unlike any other viral hit.

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Louise Linton Goes From the Lap of Luxury to the Center of a Social Media Storm

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:03:05 GMT

Louise Linton and her husband Steven T. Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, at President Trump’s inauguration in January.Ms. Linton’s in-the-clouds lifestyle abruptly collided with her husband’s political day job after she dressed down a stranger on Instagram.

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Google and Walmart Partner With Eye on Amazon

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:01:01 GMT

Walmart has also been trying to integrate its digital business with its vast network of more than 4,690 stores. It partnered with Google to take on Amazon, the heavyweight of online shopping.The companies are working together to keep pace in the race for online shoppers. They hope a transition to voice technology will help.

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ESPN, Citing Safety, Says Robert Lee Won’t Broadcast Virginia Football Game

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:44:31 GMT

Robert Lee, right, an ESPN announcer. The network said that for his safety he would not be in the broadcast booth as planned for the University of Virginia’s Sept. 2 game at Charlottesville.The network said Mr. Lee, who shares a name with a Confederate general, would cover another football game on Sept. 2 instead of the University of Virginia game.

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Thomas Meehan, Who Wrote the Books for Broadway Hits, Dies at 88

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:33:50 GMT

Thomas Meehan, left, and Mark O’Donnell after receiving Tony awards for their Broadway hit “Hairspray” in June 2003.“Annie,” “Hairspray” and “The Producers” were among Mr. Meehan’s Tony Award-winning credits.

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Cavs Trade Kyrie Irving to Celtics for Isaiah Thomas

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 02:32:46 GMT

Kyrie Irving, right, and Isaiah Thomas during a Cavaliers-Celtics game in November 2016.Irving had requested a trade away from the Cavaliers earlier in the summer despite coming off an appearance in the N.B.A. Finals.

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European Cities Add Barriers to Thwart Vehicle Attacks

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:02:21 GMT

Heavy concrete blocks and security personnel near the central train station in Frankfurt.As terrorists turn vehicles into weapons, cities across Europe are taking steps to protect pedestrians.

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67 Former State Attorneys General Have a Message: Condemn Hate Bluntly

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:12:23 GMT

The former Alabama attorney general Bill Baxley, now a defense lawyer, during a trial in Opelika, Ala., last year.In a statement on Monday, the former attorneys general recommended a response along the lines of Bill Baxley’s salty letter to a K.K.K. leader in 1976.

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Alice Waters on Sex, Drugs and Sustainable Agriculture

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:08:32 GMT

Alice Waters has not shopped in a conventional grocery store for 25 years. She visited this farmers market in Denver in July.In a memoir, the chef who pioneered farm-to-table food at Chez Panisse expounds on her wild early years, her politics and how she wants to be buried.

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Anna Netrebko Storms Salzburg, Classical Music’s Summit

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:11:09 GMT

Anna Netrebko poses for a selfie with a fan on the streets of Salzburg.Watching divas, impresarios, maestros and virtuosos navigate music’s grandest summer festival shows how the classical landscape has changed.

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La Morra Journal: In Italy’s Drought-Hit Vineyards, the Harvest of a Changing Climate

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:03:25 GMT

Donneschi Zvonko, 49, harvesting pinot nero grapes in Neive. Due to the high temperatures this year, the winemaker Castello di Neive has started harvesting the grapes three weeks earlier than usual.Some producers in Barolo say this year’s heat wave will improve their wines. But others warn of a loss of balance, in the season and in the grapes.

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